- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Normal system programs crash immediatelly
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
KEYPASS Ransomware will lock your files and then it will delete itself from your computer. No doubt the ransomware infection has been developed to extract money from users – it demands money from people who fall victim to it. Users are told that they will be given the decryption tool in exchange, but, sadly, nobody knows if it is really going to happen, so we would not purchase the decryptor if we ever found ourselves in your situation. There is a possibility that it will not be possible to unlock files without “decrypt software and unique private key,” but you could restore those affected files from a backup you have at any time. There were no other file decryption methods available at the time of research, and, unfortunately, we cannot promise that a free decryptor will be released in the near future, but keep this in mind – sending money to crooks is no doubt the worst decision a ransomware victim can make.
Specialists at pcthreat.com have analyzed KEYPASS Ransomware, and they now know well how it acts, from its successful entrance on the system to the encryption of personal files found on the affected computer. As has been observed, the ransomware infection drops itself to %TEMP% and %LOCALAPPDATA% before it goes to lock any personal files. Also, it injects itself to the process named svchost.exe. Speaking about the encryption procedure, it locks files located in almost all directories on the affected computer. Luckily, it leaves Windows files and web browsers unencrypted. It does not seek to ruin your Windows operating system, as we can see. It seems that it is only used as a tool for money extortion. It is clearly written in the ransom note it drops (!!!KEYPASS_DECRYPTION_INFO!!!.txt) that encrypted files will only be locked if a user sends $300. The wallet address that is necessary to make a payment is not indicated in the ransom note, so users have to contact cyber criminals first. Do not waste your time trying to contact cyber criminals if you will not purchase the decryption tool from them. The decryptor’s price will increase after 72 hours, so make sure you arrive at your final decision till the time ends.
There is one more feature that distinguishes KEYPASS Ransomware from other typical ransomware infections. It has turned out that it has keylogging functionality. In other words, it might log your keystrokes and thus obtain all personal details, for example, passwords you enter, without your knowledge. The longer you keep it, the more personal information it will record. Needless to say, if you ignore the presence of KEYPASS Ransomware on your system, privacy-related problems will arise faster than you can say Jack Robinson.
Users always ask the same question: “How did I end up with malware?” Well, it depends. Different threats may be distributed differently. Speaking about ransomware infections, they are often spread via email attachments. Of course, these attachments do not look harmful at first glance, so users decide to open them out of curiosity. There is one more possible reason why malicious software has affected your PC – you download too many applications from questionable websites that cannot be trusted fully. In other words, you could have downloaded malware yourself. You do not need to be an expert to recognize harmful infections and prevent them from entering your system. You just need to have a reliable security application installed on your computer. It will protect your system against all kinds of threats that will threaten to infiltrate your computer and cause you trouble.
KEYPASS Ransomware deletes itself from the system after it locks files and drops a ransom note. Therefore, we suspect that you will not find its removal complicated at all. Of course, if you are a first-time malware remover, we would recommend following instructions provided below. An alternative method to the manual ransomware removal would be scanning the system with an automated antimalware scanner. The scanner you use must be fully reliable if you want to get rid of all the threats active on your system.
Remove KEYPASS Ransomware